Back in 2019 members of the Green Party met with a highways officer to draw attention to the neglect of newly planted trees. Tree ties, which are used to secure young trees to their support stakes, have not been removed and are constricting tree trunks. This can sometimes result in tree death.
Following pressure from the Greens, Hertfordshire County Council has updated their tree maintenance strategy.
Chris Mitchell said:
“I am pleased to see that new trees are being planted with better support stakes that allow for growth. This will hopefully prevent problems in the future.”